Thursday, October 23, 2014

Payroll Accountant

Payroll Accountant

Apply nowRequisition Number: 494755
Contract Type: On-going
Country: Zambia
Location: Kalumbila (140km west of Solwezi)
Site: Sentinel
Categories: Finance
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.
In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.
With a strategic plan to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare salary accounts and ensure that salaries are paid in time
  • Ensure that salaries are revised if there is an increment
  • Ensure that every new member of the staff is included in the payroll along with pay details
  • Keep records of all employee salary details and monthly payments proofs
  • Calculate deductions from the gross salary like tax and insurance and pay the exact amount every month
  • Associate and communicate with the bank regarding salary matters
  • Create accounts and add new accounts if necessary
  • Conduct audits for payroll
  • Deal with government labour department and submit payroll information
  • Perform any other duties to support the business
Qualifications:

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance and/or Commerce
Experience & Skills:

  • Accounting and financial matters
  • Communication and organization skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Microsoft Office
  • Ability to update knowledge regarding various pay scales according to the position of the employee
Behavioral Traits:

  • Ability to work with high precision and accuracy
  • Must have strong attention to detail
  • Autonomous problem solver
  • Self-driven critical thinker
  • Ability to keep up with changes in payroll
Advertised: 14 Oct 2014 FLE Standard Time
Applications close: 04 Nov 2014 FLE Standard Time

Tax Supervisor

Tax Supervisor

Apply nowRequisition Number: 494753
Contract Type: On-going
Country: Zambia
Location: Kalumbila (140km west of Solwezi)
Site: Sentinel
Categories: Finance
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.
In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.
With a strategic plan to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.
  • Prepare the Zambian tax return
  • Develop with the Tax Superintendent a comprehensive tax procedure to follow; so as to minimize the company's exposure to tax risk
  • Address accurately temporary and permanent tax differences
  • Prepare internal memorandum, written correspondence/guidance  to HOD's and other documents for submission to tax authorities
  • Manage daily tax requirements and report any major issues to a higher level
  • Prepare payments to ZRA including payroll tax, withholding tax, VAT and custom duties and ensure that they are in accordance with the amount posted in GL.
  • Compliance with Zambian laws as regards tax returns
  • Perform any other duties to support the business
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Taxation or Finance
Experience & Skills:
  • 4 to 6 years proven experience in Taxation
  • Value added Tax analysis and accounting
  • Strong work ethic and communication skills
  • Professional knowledge of the Zambian tax law
Advertised: 15 Oct 2014 FLE Standard Time
Applications close: 04 Nov 2014 FLE Standard Time

Electrical/Instruments Planner

Electrical/Instruments Planner

Apply nowRequisition Number: 494662
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Country: Zambia
Location: Solwezi
Site: Kansanshi
Categories: Mining, Operations / General Management
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.
In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.
With a strategic plan to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.
KEY RESPONSILITIES:
  • Compiling schedules for new equipment in line with OEM recommendations and RCM principles and uploading into the ERP system
  • Planning and Scheduling of daily, Weekly, Monthly and other scheduled Maintenance including Shutdowns.
  • Making follow-ups on the work Orders waiting parts in collaboration with the expediting officer
  • Ensuring the timely availability of spares for scheduled maintenance
  • Conducting Planning Meetings with other stakeholders
  • Raising and closing of work orders in the ERP maintenance module
  • Preparing and presenting weekly and monthly performance reports
  • Performing RCFA on equipment failures and chairing analysis meetings
  • Ensure the accuracy of the ERP Maintenance module database, task list, equipment history, spares lists, and Applied Parts Lists (APLs).
  • ·  Shut Down Coordination and management.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with internal and external departmental employees.
QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Minimum of a Craft Certificate in Electrical/Instrumentation Field with at least 10 years maintenance experience in a modern DCS controlled plant
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills
    • Minimum experience 2 - 3 years
    • Previous work experience in a large copper mining operation will be advantageous.
    • Must be Computer literate.
    Experience in the use of PRONTO will be an advantageous.
Advertised: 21 Oct 2014 FLE Standard Time
Applications close: 30 Oct 2014 FLE Standard Time

Specialist Turbine Fitter - Smelter

Specialist Turbine Fitter - Smelter

Apply nowRequisition Number: 494678
Contract Type: On-going
Country: Zambia
Location: Solwezi
Site: Kansanshi
Categories: Engineering
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.
In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.
With a strategic plan to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Key problem solving and maintenance on company Oxygen and Demineralised water Plants
  • Key problem solving and maintenance on Turbine Compressors, Turbine Blowers and Screw Compressors inclusive of overhauling on site to OEM specifications.
  • Key problem solving and maintenance on company overhead Cranes
  • Reading and understanding mechanical equipment service manuals- drawing up comprehensive planned mtce check lists for the above listed plants
  • Monitoring, servicing/maintaining, repairing and technical reporting on machinery
  • Methodical stripping and overhauling of plant and machinery
  • Installing, overhauling and servicing pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Drilling holes in structures, such as bulkheads, flanges, decks, walls using hand and power tools.
  • Proactive interest & use of the company's  planned maintenance system- an attitude that all FQ machinery should be looked after & maintained properly
  • Provide training and development opportunities for all direct reports on an ongoing basis
  •  Other duties as  instructed by the Superviser- ie workshop preparation, stock checking spares etc
  • Willingness to act as Senior Supervisor – when necessary
QUALIFICATIONS:
·  Grade 12 school certificate or equivalent
·  Fitting Craft Certificate from recognised institution plus full apprenticeship
·  Ideally turbine specialist qualification/ training- or proof of first hand experience with a reputable Turbine/ similar company
·  Ideally Hydraulics service training
Ideally multistage pump assembly training
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience as a qualified Fitter on a large industrial plant/s
  • Minimum 5 years experience servicing and overhauling turbines, blowers, compressors, cranes, Oxygen and Demin water plants &  multi stage pumps
  • Experience on electro mechanical braking systems
  • Ideally having experience on overhead gantry crane maintenance (ie Demag)
  • Ideally with basic rigging experience
  • Ideally trained & with experience on pneumatic and hydraulic equipment
  • Ideally having some machine turning training/experience
Ideally to have worked as a mechanical Senior supervisor in the past
Advertised: 02 Oct 2014 FLE Standard Time
Applications close: 30 Oct 2014 FLE Standard Time

Programme Coordinator - UNFPA Zambia

UNFPA Zambia invites applications from suitably qualified Zambian nationals to fill the position of Programme Coordinator.
Duty Station : Mansa
Organizational Context:
Under the overall supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of the Assistant Representative, the Programme Coordinator substantively contributes to the effective achievement of UNFPA activities in the area of sexual and reproductive health, reducing maternal mortality and accelerating progress on the ICPD agenda and MDG 5.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Analyses and interprets the political, social and economic environment relevant to reproductive health and rights; and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategies analysing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks.
  • Participates in relevant national and sub-national fora, enhancing UNFPA mandate on reproductive health and rights; and works to ensure that technical issues are incorporated in national development plans and frameworks.
  • Addresses policy issues and provides substantive inputs to facilitate policy dialogue and the central positioning of reproductive health and rights within policies, national plans and strategies, UN system initiatives, and development frameworks in national and development partners’ coordination mechanisms in line with the new aid environment.
  • Creates substantive knowledge of reproductive health and rights issues in the country, assesses technical assistance needs in these areas and advises on the suitability of programmes and related interventions to meet these needs.
  • Participates actively in appropriate UN coordination mechanisms (e.g. Joint UN Teams) and supports and contributes to all joint programmes/activities among the UN agencies.
  • In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, provides substantive leadership and inputs into the design and formulation of the Country Programme and its component projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures. Ensures quality of programme/project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices, and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems.
  • Leads programme implementation guiding and orienting executing agencies and programme personnel introducing effective modalities and practices for implementation.
  • Advises and reports on achievement of programme results, proactively measuring substantive progress and the effective utilization of financial and human project resources using appropriate monitoring and measuring mechanisms and tools. Identifies bottlenecks, constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends corrective action.
  • Creates and documents knowledge about current and emerging reproductive health and rights issues, by analysing programmes, strategies, approaches and on-going experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies
  • Monitors programme expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved programme budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels and ensures the timely and accurate reporting of financial information.
Other:
  • When appropriate, undertakes other job-related duties assigned by the supervisor and/or Representative.
Qualifications and experience required
  • Master’s degree in public health, demography, and/or other related social sciences.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in population related area at increasing levels of seniority in government and/NGOs.
  • Familiarity with UNFPA programme, policies and procedures would be an additional asset.
  • Proficiency in English.
How to Apply
All interested candidates should send a letter of interest and their CV to UNFPA Representative whose address is shown below, indicating in your message the position you are applying for not later than 31 October 2014.
The Country Representative
United Nations Population Fund
UN House, Alick Nkhata Road,
P.O. Box 31966
Lusaka
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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